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Two civilians injured in fresh shelling along LoC in Poonch

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Apr 5 2019 11:06AM
Two civilians injured in fresh shelling along LoC in Poonch
Schools within 5-km radius of LoC to remain closed today Poonch, Apr 05 (HS): After a day lull in cross-LoC skirmishes, two civilians were injured as the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged fresh shelling and firing in Degwar sector in Poonch district. Pakistan army initiated the unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing mortar shells and small arms on forward posts and villages along the LoC in Degwar. The troops manning the fence responded strongly which resulted in heavy exchange of cross-LoC shelling in these areas. Two civilians including a woman were also injured after some shells landed in the residential area. Few cattle were killed and many houses were damaged in Pakistan shelling in Degwar The injured were identified as Kamal Din and Naseem Akther of Nakerkote. The injured were taken to district hospital Poonch for treatment. Chief Medical Officer Poonch Dr Mumtaz Bhatti said that after being operated in the district hospital, one of the injured Kamal Din was later referred to GMC Jammu for advanced treatment. Four domestic animals also died in the shelling, said a local resident Mohd shakeel, He added that the exchange of cross-LoC shelling was going on in the area till early this morning. Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the government has ordered the closure of private and government schools located in 0-5 km range from LoC in Poonch district today. “Due to the prevailing situation on Line of Control (LoC), all the government and private schools located in 0-5 KM range from LoC in Poonch district shall remain closed today,” DC Poonch, Rahul Yadav said. Hindusthan Samachar/Anubhav/Shri Ram\
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